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Category: Computing

The Original iPhone and Other Lost Apple Designs

The Original iPhone and Other Lost Apple Designs
Back in the early 1980’s, industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger of frog design fame was cranking out machines for a young little tech company called Apple Computer. As a matter of fact, he was the man behind…
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Mac Mini Swallowed by Old G4 Cube

Mac Mini Swallowed by Old G4 Cube
Have an old Macintosh G4 Cube computer lying around? Why not transform it into an enclosure for a modern Mac Mini? Like the abandoned shell of a hermit crab, Mac enthusiast Rich Willis removed the innards…
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Redpost/Kit: Hackable Linux Picture Frame

Redpost/Kit: Hackable Linux Picture Frame
The guys over at RedPost come right out and say it. They want you to hack their new digital picture frame and do whatever you want with it. For starters, the RedPost/Kit is a gorgeous digital…
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Apple Files Patent for Multi-Touch Mouse

Apple Files Patent for Multi-Touch Mouse
Looks like the iPhone isn’t the only multi-touch device Apple has up its sleeve. According to a recently filed patent application, Apple has designed a mouse with a multi-touch surface covering its entire body. The design…
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Computer Plays Youtube Videos With Ascii Text

Computer Plays Youtube Videos With Ascii Text
This cool hack takes videos from YouTube, converts each frame to ASCII text, then plays them back in all their alphanumeric glory. Warren Harding (Linux geek, not the 29th President) put together a script which uses…
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Classic Mac Icons on Note Cards

Classic Mac Icons on Note Cards
Here’s a great little gift for any Mac fanatic. User interface designer Susan Kare makes these fun notecards that feature her original designs from the classic Apple Macintosh computer. All of your favorites are there: the…
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Zmotion Space Presenter Controls Like a Wii-Mote

Zmotion Space Presenter Controls Like a Wii-Mote
This wireless presentation controller lets you remotely operate your Windows computer using a similar interaction to that of the Nintendo Wii-mote controller. The ZMotion Wireless Space Presenter looks like a super-slim remote control, but does a…
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Cable Cat Keeps Mouse From Snagging Its Tail

Cable Cat Keeps Mouse From Snagging Its Tail
If you’re using a wired mouse, you know that cable snags can be a pain in butt. This clever little desktop gadget helps keep your mouse cord from getting tangled, and looks cute doing it. While…
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The Super Tiny Cube Pc

The Super Tiny Cube Pc
While I’ve seen some small computers in my time, I think this one might set the record for a fully-functional PC. Japanese manufacturer Shimafuji has developed the Space Wire Cube PC. The system manages manages to…
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Microsoft Shows Multi-Touch Laptop Concept

Microsoft Shows Multi-Touch Laptop Concept
Just a few weeks back, Microsoft introduced their Surface tabletop multi-touch computer. Now Microsoft Research is showing off a prototype of a multi-touch interface portable computer. By hacking some infrared sensors through the back of a…
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Wii Style Cursors for Windows

Wii Style Cursors for Windows
If you happen to like the design of those pointy-fingered Wii cursors, you can now enjoy them on your PC, thanks to this set of downloadable cursors for your Windows computer. Designed by Deviantart member allewund,…
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World’s Largest Multi-Touch Screen

World’s Largest Multi-Touch Screen
HP wowed crowds with this amazing, massive multi-touch display wall at this past week’s Wall Street Journal D5 Conference. The 16 x 8-foot interactive display allowed multiple visitors to simultaneously control audio, video, photos and other…
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Wooden Computer Peripherals

Wooden Computer Peripherals
Japanese electronics company Marubeni Infotec recently showed off a line of peripherals which are made out of wood. Made by design firm Hacoa, the designs include keyboards, USB flash memory drives, a memory card reader and…
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New Macbook Pro Models From Apple Look Sweet

New Macbook Pro Models From Apple Look Sweet
Apple today rolled out their new high-end MacBook Pro models, ranging in price from $1999 to $2799. Each of the Pros features a beautiful 1-inch thick aluminum case and is powered by a workhorse Intel Core…
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Via Nanobook: the $600 Ultra Mobile Windows Pc

Via Nanobook: the $600 Ultra Mobile Windows Pc
VIA Technologies has announced a new reference design for a extremely portable notebook PC, dubbed the NanoBook. The standard build of the system may weigh in at less than 2 pounds, but boasts a pretty solid…
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Palm Foleo Turns Smartphones Into Stupid Laptops

Palm Foleo Turns Smartphones Into Stupid Laptops
Palm today rolled out the details on a new device which extends the functionality of smartphones. Dubbed the Foleo, it’s a companion product for both Palm OS and Windows Mobile versions of Treo smartphones. In a…
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